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W. H. Barnum (Propeller), U80342, collision, 1 Jul 1874

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Propeller Barge W.H. BARNUM, and Bark WATSON, collide at Point Pelee, July 1874. Loss $100.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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About 9 o'clock Saturday evening when a short distance this side of Point Pelee, Lake Erie, the steam barge W.H. BARNUM, with the schooner THOMAS W. FERRY in tow, bound up, collided with the bark S.V.R. WATSON, bound down with a cargo of 32,500 bu. corn for Buffalo, sinking her in about 28 feet of water.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, July 7, 1874

Steam screw WILLIAM H. BARNUM. U. S. No. 80342. Of 1,212.51 tons gross; 1,058.68 tons net. Built at Detroit, Mich., in 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 218.0 x 34.0 x 21.0 Of 600 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Hull damage: $100
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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W. H. Barnum (Propeller), U80342, collision, 1 Jul 1874